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The Secret History of Entertainment By David Hepworth

The Secret History of Entertainment
by David Hepworth

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Aimed at all Pop Culture junkies. "Myriad weird and weirder showbiz stories with which to amaze, astound and possibly bore rigid close personal friends down the pub or in sheltered accommodation. A must for intellectuals and anoraks alike", MARK RADCLIFFE.
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The Secret History of Entertainment by David Hepworth

A must for all Pop Culture junkies. "Myriad weird and weirder showbiz stories with which to amaze, astound and possibly bore rigid close personal friends down the pub or in sheltered accomodation. A must for intellectuals and anoraks alike". MARK RADCLIFFE * 'Imagine the most entertaining pub conservation you have ever been privy too, distilled into elegant prose and sealed between covers. Anecdote is too small a word for these pearls of pop-culture illumination.' Stuart Maconie Did you know that those aren't Julia Roberts' legs on the Pretty Woman poster? In fact the only things that are Julia's are the head and the incandescent smile. Everything from the neck down belongs to Shelley Michelle, a model, actress and body double. Okay so maybe you knew that one, but how about these: Why was Bob Dylan's performance at Live Aid so bad? Who -- or rather what -- won the very first Best Actor Oscar? What life changing discovery did Jack Nicholson make about his sister in 1974? Just how badly did Elvis Presley treat the songwriters who penned his hits? And what in the devil's name is the 'Wilhelm Scream' and how does it link Planet of the Apes, Star Wars, Reservoir Dogs and fifty-seven other movies? Unlike most of what passes as "trivia" -- who really cares who's had the most number ones? -- these one hundred amazing, unfathomable, absurd and often implausible stories point towards some greater truth. This is how the Big Thing Got Big. This is the secret history of entertainment. If SCHOTT'S MISCELLANY is the book of useless facts to be read in the smallest room in the house, then THE SECRET HISTORY OF ENTERTAINMENT is the book of useful stories to devour and wow your friends with over a pint in the pub. David Hepworth has launched (and written for) some of the most successful magazines of the last two decades -- including Q in 1985, Empire in 1988, Mojo in 1997 and Heat in 1999. He is the only person to have won both the Writer of The Year and also Editor of The Year awards from the Periodical Publishers Association. He has presented programmes for the BBC and VH1 and makes regular contributions on BBC Radio 4.

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The Secret History of Entertainment Reviews


Praise for WORD magazine: 'I can't remember the last time I was so engrossed in a magazine.' Giles Smith 'WORD is the magazine for people who are too old for the NME and too hip for Q.' Mail on Sunday 'WORD rocks!' Dylan Jones 'Unlke most music or entertainment journalism WORD is a magazine for grown-ups.' Newsweek

About David Hepworth


David began his career as a freelance writer at NME and Sounds before joining the newly-launched Smash Hits in 1979 as Features Editor. He became Editor in 1981 and Managing Editor in 1983. In 1983 David launched teenage girls magazine Just Seventeen, and then as Editorial Director of EMAP Consumer Magazines subsequently launched Looks in 1984, Q in 1985, More in 1987, Empire in 1988, Mojo in 1997, Heat in 1999 and WORD 2003. He is the only person to have won both the Writer of The Year and also Editor of The Year awards from the Periodical Publishers Association. His broadcasting experience includes a stint as a presenter of the BBC's Whistle Test (including anchoring the BBC's coverage of Live Aid), shows on VH1, BBC London and regular contributions to Radio Four.

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GOR002634284
The Secret History of Entertainment by David Hepworth
David Hepworth
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2004-10-01
176
0007190115
9780007190119
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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